Root Canal Therapy

When You Need Root Canals

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Dental techniques have advanced enough that diseased teeth can be dealt with in different ways. Instead of removing your teeth, we can sometimes preserve them using endodontic services. At Coleman County Dental Center, we work hard to preserve our patients’ teeth; we can assess your situation and determine if root canal therapy is right for you. The solution we choose depends on the seriousness of the disease.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the tooth. Root canals allow for a way to treat the problem while preventing a possible tooth extraction. At Coleman County Dental Center, root canal treatments are one of the many services we offer.

If you do need a root canal, we are fully trained to ensure the infected areas are removed and filled quickly and accurately.

Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

When the nerve tissue or pulp in your tooth is damaged, it breaks down and dies. Bacteria that lives inside of the tooth begins to multiply and causes an infection either inside the tooth or as an abscess (pus-filled pocket) that forms at the base of the tooth.

Signs You Need Root Canal Therapy:

  • Severe toothache and pain that worsens when chewing or applying pressure
  • Prolonged hot and cold sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration (darkening)
  • Gums that are tender and swollen

Untreated Root Canal Infection Symptoms:

  • Continuous pain, discomfort, and sensitivity
  • Swelling that spreads to other areas of the face
  • Bone loss around the tooth
  • Hole in the tooth that drains through your cheek
  • A tooth extraction may be required

If you are experiencing pain, sensitivity, or swelling, it may be a sign you need some sort of endodontic treatment. If you are experiencing these symptoms, call us today to schedule your consultation. Our office is proud to provide compassionate root canal therapy to residents of Coleman, Brownwood, Ballinger, TX, and the surrounding communities.